Jayhawks Travel To Wisconsin For Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge Sunday
Nov. 19, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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Kansas hits the road for the first time in the 2010-11 season when it travels to Wisconsin for a 5 p.m., match up against the Badgers on Sunday, Nov. 21. The game, which will be played at the Kohl Center, is part of the inaugural Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge. Kansas will look to keep its record blemish free as it enters the game with a 2-0 mark, while Wisconsin (2-1) will look to get back in the win column after suffering its first setback of the season Thursday evening at Wisconsin-Green Bay. The game will be televised live on the Big Ten Network.
-The Jayhawks are 2-0 on the season after collecting wins at home over South Dakota (73-40) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (85-44). KU is 2-0 on the season for the fourth-straight season.
-KU recorded 10 blocks in the win over USD and followed that up with an 11-block performance versus Texas A&M-CC. The Jayhawks are averaging a Big 12 best 10.5 blocks per game.
-The Jayhawks are out-rebounding their opponents by 26 caroms per contest. KU is tops in the Big 12 with 53.0 rebounds per game, including 20.0 per game on the offensive end. Jayhawk junior forward Aishah Sutherland is leading the way with 10.0 boards per game, while four other Kansas players are recording 5.0 or more rebounds an outing.
-The Jayhawk bench is outscoring its counterparts 61-17 on the season.
-Kansas is 25-16 all-time versus the Big Ten Conference. The Jayhawks have won three-straight games versus the conference, including wins over Iowa and Michigan in 2009-10. Kansas’ last loss to a Big Ten foe was during the 2008 WNIT when it fell at Michigan State, 58-54.
-Kansas is shooting 50.0 percent from the field after two games. Likewise, the Jayhawk defense is holding its opponents to just 25.4 percent from the floor.
-KU has had four different players score in double figures through two games. Redshirt freshman forward Tania Jackson led KU with 13 points versus South Dakota, while sophomore forward Carolyn Davis was the game-high scorer with 22 points against Texas A&M-CC. Junior forward Aishah Sutherland (13) and sophomore guard Monica Engelman (10) also had double-figures in the win over TAMU-CC.
-Kansas senior guard Marisha Brown is day-to-day after suffering an injury versus TAMU-CC.
A LOOK AT WISCONSIN
UW has opened the 2010-11 season 2-1. The Badgers collected a 60-32 win at Saint Louis and a 65-38 win over William & Mary at home before falling 69-43 at Green Bay Thursday. Senior forward Tara Steinbauer opened the season with back-to-back double doubles. The 6-1 forward had 12 points and 11 rebounds at Saint Louis and tallied 22 points and 12 rebounds vs. William & Mary. Senior forward Lin Zastrow led UW at Green Bay with 18 points and eight boards. The pair of forwards are leading UW on the season with 12.5 points per game a piece. Junior guard Jade Davis is leading the team in assists with just over four per game. Senior guard Alyssa Karel is still listed as game-by-game after injuring her left knee in the Badgers’ exhibition game vs. Winona State on Nov. 4. Lisa Stone is 114-105 in her eighth season at Wisconsin. Her overall coaching record is 489-223 in 26 years.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas is 2-0 on the season after collecting wins over South Dakota and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in Allen Fieldhouse to open non-conference play. The Jayhawks are led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis’ 17.0 points per game. Seven other players are turning in 6.0 or more points per game, led by junior forward Aishah Sutherland with 9.5 tallies an outing. Sutherland is the top rebounder as she is pulling down 10.0 caroms per contest. Davis is grabbing 6.5 boards per game, while senior center Krysten Boogaard is registering 8.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game off the bench. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman is scoring 8.5 points per game for KU, while also dishing 3.5 assists per game. Sophomore guard Angel Goodrich leads the team in steals with 2.5 per game, while also dishing 5.0 assists a game. Boogaard tops KU in blocks with 3.5 per game, while Davis is getting 2.5 and Sutherland 2.0 per game. KU is shooting 50.0 percent from the field, while holding its opponents to just 25.4 percent. Boogaard leads the team in field goal percentage as she is knocking down 72.7 percent of her shots. Davis is right behind her at 69.6 percent and three other Jayhawks are also shooting 50 percent or better. Kansas is out-rebounding its opponents by 26 boards per game, led by Sutherland’s 10.0 per game. She also leads the team in offensive rebounding with 5.0 boards on the offensive glass per outing.